Austin's school for expressive technology. 
Uniting code, hardware, art + design. 

 
 

dadageek offers project-focused classes in tech-art. Our mission is to offer education and community to those in Austin creating at the intersection of art, media, and tech. Our instructors are talented, creative technologists with a passion for sharing their expertise with others. 

 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Fall 2019 Courses

Registration is for our Fall 2019 Courses is now open! Check out our complete course offering below.

 
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Producing in Ableton Live - From Concepts to Completed Tracks

Instructor: Adam Fangsrud
Sept. 23 - Nov. 4, 2019
Mondays, 6 pm - 9 pm
7 class sessions + Student Showcase Nov 16th, 2019

In this introductory class, Ableton Certified Trainer Adam Fangsrud will guide students through all of the necessary steps to get musical ideas out of your head and into polished tracks.

 
 
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Micro Computer Music

Instructor: Matthew Steinke
Sept. 23 - Nov. 4, 2019
Mondays, 6 pm - 9 pm
7 class sessions + Student Showcase Nov 16th, 2019

Program your own micro music machine with Raspberry Pi! In this introductory course, students will learn to create musical programs in Pure Data and execute them on a Raspberry Pi microcomputer.

 
 
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Designing Art Proposals in Sketchup

Instructor: Riley Triggs
Sept. 23 - Nov. 4, 2019
Mondays, 6 pm - 9 pm
7 class sessions + Student Showcase Nov 16th, 2019

SketchUp is a powerful 3D modeling software that is perfect for developing proposals for interactive sculptures, installations, and public art. This course is designed for artists and anyone else who would like to learn SketchUp to help create project proposals. 3D modeled visualizations have become the norm in recent years for all kinds of large scale art installation proposals.

 
 
 
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Intro to E-Textiles and Wearable Electronics

Instructor: Natalie Freed
Sept. 24 - Nov. 5, 2019
Tuesdays, 6 pm - 9 pm
7 class sessions + Student Showcase Nov 16th, 2019

In this course, students will learn to create wearable interactive art while exploring the expressive possibilities of e-textiles. E-textiles are electronic circuits created using sewing techniques and flexible textile materials in combination with standard electronic components.

 
 
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Intro to Music Theory for Multimedia Artists

Instructor: Dr. Thomas Echols
Sept. 24 - Nov. 5, 2019
Tuesdays, 6 pm - 9 pm
7 class sessions + Student Showcase Nov 16th, 2019

This unconventional music theory course is designed for creative individuals including music producers without formal musical training, sound artists, and new media artists who want to expand their understanding of musical concepts.

 
 
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Intro to Unity for Augmented Reality Art

Instructor: Sandra Miller
Sept. 25 - Nov. 6, 2019
Wednesdays, 6 pm - 9 pm
7 class sessions + Student Showcase Nov 16th, 2019

This introductory course will cover the essentials of Unity for 3D application development through the lens of augmented reality. Students will learn how to create 3D models and animate in Unity by developing their own interactive augmented reality applications.

 
 
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Intro to Digital Video Programming with Max

Instructor: Kyle Evans
Sept. 25 - Nov. 6, 2019
Wednesdays, 6 pm - 9 pm
7 class sessions + Student Showcase Nov 16th, 2019

This workshop-style course is an introduction to digital video programming with Max. Students will receive introductory hands-on training in the Max programming environment; a powerful multimedia tool designed for artists.

 
 
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Introduction to 3D Modeling in Blender

Instructor: Bill Byrne
Sept. 26 - Nov. 14, 2019
Wednesdays, 6 pm - 9 pm (Except Oct. 31st)
7 class sessions + Student Showcase Nov 16th, 2019

The course will cover the creation of 3D models with Blender for the purposes of creating 3D assets that can be used as part of animation, video game, augmented or virtual reality projects as well as preparation for 3D Printing.

 
 
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Intro to Lighting Technology: DMX & Programming

Instructor: Matthew Smith
Sept. 26 - Nov. 14, 2019
Wednesdays, 6 pm - 9 pm (Except Oct. 31st)
7 class sessions + Student Showcase Nov 16th, 2019

In this course, we introduce students to lighting technology associated with a variety of live events and performance work including DMX communication protocol, lighting previsualization software, controllable qualities of light, and lighting programming utilizing the Hog4 platform.

 
 
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Make Your Own Printed Circuit Boards

Instructor: Mickey Delp
Sep 28 - Oct 19, 2019
Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm
4 class sessions total

In this intermediate level course, students will learn all of the skills necessary to create custom PCBs. Students will learn terminology, technology, and best practices. During the class, each student will create a PCB for a circuit of their choice.

 
 
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Interactive Light-Based Art

Instructor: Mickey Delp
Sep. 29 - Nov. 10, 2019
Sundays, 10am - 1 pm
7 class sessions + Student Exhibit Nov. 16, 2019

In this course, you will learn how to control LEDs lights with a microcontroller based on sensory inputs. For your project, you can choose a sensor to make your art react to changes in sound, light, color, proximity, motion, body gestures, temperature, humidity, or touch.